Implementation of the critical-care pain observation tool on pain assessment/management nursing practices in an intensive care unit with nonverbal critically ill adults: a before and after study.

@article{Glinas2011ImplementationOT,
  title={Implementation of the critical-care pain observation tool on pain assessment/management nursing practices in an intensive care unit with nonverbal critically ill adults: a before and after study.},
  author={C{\'e}line G{\'e}linas and Caroline Arbour and C{\'e}cile Michaud and Francine Vaillant and Sylvie Desjardins},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={1495-504}
}
BACKGROUND The Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) is one of the few behavioural pain scales which have been developed and validated for the purpose of detecting pain in nonverbal critically ill adults. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to complete a pre and post evaluation of the implementation of the CPOT on pain assessment/management nursing practices in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with nonverbal critically ill adults. DESIGN A before-and-after study design was used. SETTING… CONTINUE READING